Partner. Practises restructuring, commercial insolvency, M&A and corporate law. Represents debtors, court-appointed officers, bondholders, purchasers and other stakeholders in complex Canadian and cross-border restructurings, and acts on behalf of purchasers and vendors in receivership and distressed asset sales. Recent mandates include the restructurings of Nortel, Toys “R” Us, Crystallex, Aralez Pharmaceuticals, Bondfield and Forma-Con Construction, Tervita, Horsehead Holding Corp., Smurfit-Stone and Eddie Bauer. Played an integral role in the Nortel proceedings: represented the Canadian court-appointed Monitor in the sale of Nortel’s business units and patents for $7.5 billion, the claims resolution process, the cross-border trial to resolve various disputes among Nortel’s estates, the 2016 global settlement of the sale proceeds allocation dispute and the US$4.5 billion plan of arrangement implemented in 2017. Former Adjunct Professor at Western University where he taught the advanced restructuring course. Recognized as a leading restructuring/insolvency lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada, and by The Legal 500 and Expert Guides as a “rising star”. Honoured as one of "Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40" in 2017.
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Insolvency & Financial Restructuring - Financial Restructuring